Smile Design is a facially produced comprehensive approach of looking at a patient and giving natural remedies that are out of sync with the personality of the patient. Using intra-oral scans, digital X-rays, face scanning, photos and video, and cone beam CT, a dentist may digitalize a patient. Layering these records creates a three-dimensional picture and traditional dentistry does not provide for a holistic picture of the patient. When coupled with a dental risk assessment known as the Dental Fingerprint, the outcome gives a comprehensive picture of the patient’s worries and smile potential.
1/ What is Digital Smile Design, and how does it differ from standard dental procedures?
A totally digital approach of looking at a patient is called Digital Smile Design. We can create a clear 3D image of the patient using digital technology, allowing us to see features and forms that are not visible with traditional dentistry. Intra-oral scans, digital X-rays, face scanning, photography and video, and cone beam CT are all used to begin with the face. As a consequence, the patient’s concerns and smiling potential are clearly seen.
Both the patient and the dentist benefit from the visual information, which has a high level of accuracy and predictability.
2/ What are the signs that Digital Smile Design is the best choice for me?
Seeing prior situations that our dentists have handled is usually comforting. We’ll show you examples of comparable instances so you can see what we’ve done for others. In our office, there is no pressure to advance; do what seems right to you. The DSD Patient Journey describes the stages to assist you understand how we adopt a comprehensive collaborative approach with you sharing feedback at each stage.
3/ What kind of digital smile design technology is utilized, and how safe is it?
Smile design Planning relies on digital records, which are secure. We employ a variety of cameras, including digital, iPhone, intraoral scanning cameras, and iPad-based face scanning software. All of these are perfectly safe. There are occasions when a cone beam scan or CBCT is required to provide a complete 3D picture.
This is a high-resolution X-ray that, like a regular X-ray, emits some energy. A CBCT scan in dentistry emits far less radiation than a medical CT scan. This is only done when highly sophisticated reconstructions, including as implant implantation, jaw surgery, orthodontic diagnoses, or gum lifts, are planned.
4/ What can I anticipate from my initial meeting with Smile design?
It takes little over an hour to complete the test. We begin by learning about the patient’s wants and needs, and then acquire digital records. We may run a basic 2D simulation to aid in the analysis of the grin and to serve as a jumping off point for discussion. The patient generally opts for a 3D analysis and mock-up to see how the smile will look as well as bite options.
This is a life-changing appointment in which the patient sees their new smile for the first time in their mouth. At that point, in conjunction with our patient, we confirm the final treatment plan.
Each design is tailored to each patient’s facial and aesthetic traits, resulting in a grin that is in perfect harmony with their face and flawlessly represents their personality. The smile design experiences enhance patient and dentist outcomes by utilizing technology.